Colossus of Rhodes

This drawing of Colossus of Rhodes, which illustrated The Grolier Society's 1911 Book of Knowledge, is probably fanciful, as it is unlikely that the statue stood astride the harbour mouth.
Colossus of Rhodes, imagined in a 16th-century engraving by Martin Heemskerck, part of his series of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The Colossus of Rhodes was a huge iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios. It was built on the Greek island of Rhodes (approximate coordinates 36°27'04"N, 28°13'40"E). It was built by Chares of Lindos, a student of Lysippos. It was built between 292 and 280 BC. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Before being destroyed in an earthquake, the Colossus of Rhodes was 70 cubits tall, over 30 metres (100 feet), making it the tallest statue of the ancient world.[1]

Notes

  1. It was three-quarters the height of the Statue of Liberty (46.9 meters).
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Kolos van Rhodos
العربية: عملاق رودس
asturianu: Colosu de Rodes
azərbaycanca: Rodoslu Koloss
Bân-lâm-gú: Rodos ê Kī-siōng
беларуская: Калос Радоскі
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Калёс Родаскі
български: Родоски колос
bosanski: Kolos s Rodosa
Чӑвашла: Родос Колосĕ
čeština: Rhódský kolos
español: Coloso de Rodas
Esperanto: Koloso de Rodoso
فارسی: غول رودس
Bahasa Indonesia: Kolosus di Rodos
íslenska: Risinn á Ródos
italiano: Colosso di Rodi
қазақша: Родос Колосы
latviešu: Rodas koloss
Lëtzebuergesch: Koloss vu Rhodos
lietuvių: Rodo kolosas
македонски: Колос од Родос
Bahasa Melayu: Patung Raksasa Rhodes
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ရုတ်ဒ်၏ ရုပ်ထု
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português: Colosso de Rodes
Runa Simi: Rodospi Kolossos
sicilianu: Culossu di Rodi
slovenčina: Rodoský kolos
slovenščina: Rodoški kolos
српски / srpski: Колос са Родоса
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татарча/tatarça: Rodos Kolossı
Türkçe: Rodos Heykeli
українська: Колос Родоський